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. the president is looking not to negotiate own the debt ceiling. >> the only option is for the congress to pass. no substitute for congressional action and see the republicans in the house are saying we're only going to increase the debt limit if indecembering the debt ceiling is met dollar or dollar for cuts. there doesn't appear to be away around it and there's more stalemate. >> george stephanopoulos, thanks for your reporting. two powerhouse roundtables, "this week" coming up later right here on abc. george, thanks again. >>> the golden globes are tonight and awards have been considered a good indicator for the oscars but a controversy is brewing over one of the top contenders, "zero dark thirty," the director was snubbed and legendary actors are telling members not to cast ballots for it because of graphic scenes involving torture. abc's john muller is here with more. >> good morning, bllg. there is no doubt "zero dark thirty" is the most controversial film of award season. now, opponents say glorifies the torture of terror suspects and some sources are claiming that got major celebrity ba
is facing is the looming debt ceiling and paul krugman has been advocating the secure provision to mint an trillion-dollar platinum coin. the administration says that is not going to happen. the president is looking not to negotiate on the debt ceiling. >> the only option is for the congress to pass. no substitute for congressional action, but you see the republicans in the house are saying we're only going to increase the debt limit if the debt limit is met dollar or dollar for spending cuts. that is a recipe for stalemate. there doesn't appear to be a way around it and there's more stalemate. >> george stephanopoulos, thanks for your reporting. george, by the way, has a packed show with two powerhouse roundtables, "this week" coming up later right here on abc. george, thanks again. >>> meantime, the golden globes are tonight and awards have been historically been considered a good indicator for the oscars, but a controversy is brewing over one of the top contenders for best film, "zero dark thirty." its director was already snubbed by the academy and some legendary actors are telling
conference of his first term to issue an ultimatum to congressional republicans, raise the debt ceiling. but house republicans have been equally adamant they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the president first agrees to major spending cuts. >> i think the real issue here is, we all know, is spending. >> reporter: the president insists this is not even a subject for negotiation. >> the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> reporter: stakes are higher than they were during the new year's eve showdown over the fiscal cliff. if an agreement isn't reached, the federal government faces default on its debt and a partial shutdown. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: some have suggested president obama would have better luck with the republicans if he socialized with them. the president said that probably wouldn't make much of a difference, but he wouldn't mind trying. >> most people who k
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